Procrastination: The Ultimate Enemy

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I have been procrastinating. I was supposed to start going to the gym this week. Monday, actually. I have yet to go. What’s the hold up, you ask? ANXIETY!

Anxiety about what?

Leaving the house? Nope, not this time.

Starting something that I’m afraid I won’t stick with? BINGO!

I feel like I’ve been trying for so long to get in shape. But what does that really mean anyway? For me, it means losing some weight; maybe 15 lbs. But I have come to realize that instead of counting inches, I need to concentrate on what exercise does behind the scenes.

Instead of procrastinating, I need to concentrate on heart health.I’m a 52-year-old type 2 diabetic! I’ve been trying over the years to get a hold of my love for food, but I’ve neglected the part about moving more!

I’m aware that I don’t need a gym to move more but I plan to take advantage of this free membership that I have. I’ve got to conquer my fear and get started. The first step is always the hardest! I gave this advice to my son the other day. I guess it was really meant for me!

Depressive Thoughts for the Win!

It seems like I have been struggling with depressive thoughts these last few days and I’m just trying to stay positive and press through. My life is such a blessing and I need never forget that! I see that my post will be all over the place today, but I guess that’s just a picture of my scattered thoughts…

Why is it already March 27th? I guess I’m happy that Summer is right around the corner though…I can’t stand Winter. I’ve never liked it. I was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland and I used to always wish I lived somewhere that was warm all year round. Texas is pretty close, so I’m cool here for good if need be.

I had a video appointment with my Liver doctor the other day. Everything looked good. I still have a fatty liver but it’s on its way back to normal. I’m so thankful to God that my health is what it is. It could be SO much worse! I spend a lot of time stressing over my health but that’s unproductive.

It’s really hard when you’re getting older and you’re not used to seeing all of the changes in yourself. But you know what? Somebody didn’t make it to 52. Thank you, Lord.

Dental Impressions: The Saga Continues

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As of today, I have a new appointment set for April 27th for a new set of dental impressions. After that, wax try ins and after that, my permanents! It’s been a mighty long journey and I can’t wait for it to be over!

By the end of March, it will have been one whole year since full extractions. I had expected everything to be done by now but there was a minor setback.

Am I nervous? Yes

But I know God is in control and He made this happen just for me and I trust Him!

In Need of Retirement Friends

I need retirement friends. I’m beginning to realize that I have entered a new “bracket”. Most of the people that I used to do things with are in their mid-forties. They also work full-time and some are single. I, on the other hand, am 52, married and retired. I feel out of place when I talk to those friends now and I don’t like that feeling.

Nothing against my current friends. I love them but I would love to add some people into my life who now share my lifestyle. What would that look like?

  • Retired women who have their days free like I do.
  • Women with husbands and happy marriages. (If you know, you know.)
  • Women who like things like shopping, volunteering, museums, and staying in shape.

I guess life is ever evolving. I’m coming into a new stage of life and it’s going to take some getting used to. My goal is to put myself out there more and do more things, but we all know that making new friends as adults is not the easiest thing to do.

I’ve looked at Facebook groups and Meetups. I have great online friends but none who live here. I’m close to Dallas, TX.

Any advice or ideas?

Forever Fat

Once again, Spring is coming and I’m still fat. My husband doesn’t agree that I am as fat as I claim to be, but trust me, I’m fat enough. Most of my extra weight is around my middle…I’m skinny everywhere else! Eating has always been emotional for me, so that doesn’t help the situation.

I’m trying to move more while indoors and I’m also trying to get into the habit of taking Moki to the dog park. I enjoy taking her to the trails to walk but the coyote sightings have me a little timid. I do have a walking stick that I take with me, but is that really going to work if I run up on a coyote or two? Moki is small, so she would definitely draw their attention. I’ll figure it out.

What I really need is a bicycle! I don’t really have the extra funds to get one right now, but it is definitely on my list of wants. I haven’t been on a bicycle in many years, but I used to love it. I bet it would feel awesome to ride again! I’m trying to find ways to be more active in my regular, daily life. I’m 52 and trying my best to stay healthy. Losing about 20 lbs. would be amazing! I’d even rejoice at 10! LOL

Lord, please help me to stop my emotional eating!

Morning Coffee and Coyotes

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Hey friends. I’m just sitting here having my morning coffee and thinking about how blessed we are. I’m not too sure what I should blog about today and the daily prompt was a little too heavy for me. Our new home is coming along and we love it! A friend of mine in the area was able to come over and visit for a few hours the other day. 🙂

I’ve been trying to get back into my routine of daily exercise. Nothing major right now, just walking. I’m signed up on the app NextDoor and I’m seeing a lot of posts about coyotes in the area. I haven’t run up on any yet and I don’t plan to! I’ve been taking Moki to the dog park just to be on the safe side. I’m only willing to walk on the streets when Cedric and I go together to take Moki out.

I was able to get a free membership at Planet Fitness because of my Silver Sneakers membership! No, I haven’t gone and worked out yet but I promise…. soon. lol I’m fighting with my anxiety every day to do things differently. I’m winning! One step at a time!

Are any of you members of Planet Fitness or Silver Sneakers?